The new Horticulture Code of Conduct includes a suite of revised obligations and responsibilities for growers who sell vegetables through an agent or to a merchant, and has been in full effect since 1 April 2018.

To help you continue to operate under the new system, AUSVEG SA has produced a new fact sheet as part of their work in the levy-funded VegNET program.

This fact sheet can act as a handy reference for any member of your team (or anyone else you deal with) about some of the key provisions in the new Code, including:

  • Horticulture Produce Agreements, or HPAs
  • Record-keeping requirements under the Code
  • Enforcement of the Code and dispute resolution processes
  • The penalties applicable for breaches of contract

The fact sheet is available in English and in Vietnamese.

If you need further information or would like further guidance about the Code and your obligations, visit the ACCC website, or refer to any of the following resources:

If you have any questions, please contact the ACCC using the details available on its website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 26 June 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!